How Do You Know If Someone Is Lying?

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Hi friends! We all know that honesty is the best policy. However, honesty isn’t enforced so it is up to you to detect if someone is truthful or not, but how do you know if someone is lying to you? This can be easy or difficult depending on the person you are dealing with. In this article, I will show you some tips to figure out if someone is lying to you or not.

1.Eye Movement 

You can notice if somebody is lying by looking at their eyes. Usually, liars try to look away from your eyes while speaking because of their internal fear of being discovered.

Another indicator is if someone is blinking rapidly.

Some studies show that if someone writes with their right hand and looks to the left while talking then they are honest, but if they look to the right, they are hiding something. So if someone looks upwards and to their right, they are accessing their imagination and inventing an answer.

The same goes for left-handed people.

You can also count how long he/she is closing their eyes since people often close their eyes for more than a second at a time when they’re lying.


2.Body Langauge















Liars unconsciously make so many movements and gestures trying to convince you that he/she is honest, in some cases, they might overuse this tactic.

Here are a few other unconscious movements people tend to make when they lie :

False Smile

A false smile doesn’t reach the eyes, and is performed only with the mouth. False smiles are generally done out of politeness, but they are also a common gesture people make when they are lying or hiding something from you.


Face Touching

People’s faces often itch when they lie. Touching one’s face may indicate lying, especially if that person touches their nose.


Excessive Sweating

Sweating is also a good indicator of dishonesty and you’ll likely observe the person trying to wipe their sweat away. Just make sure not to accuse some of lying on a hot sunny day!


3. Inability To Speak Again In The Same Way

Liar usually cannot repeat the words spoken or rephrase them, they repeat what they said differently from the first time, so asking the same question twice could reveal someone’s true motives.

An inability to recite something that was said just moments earlier reveals the fabrication of the speech, and falsification of reality because they are not using their memory of something that actually occured, but making something up on the spot.

Good liars, however, memorize what to say so that they don’t stumble. A good way to expose them is by saying or asking something the liar wasn’t prepared for. Another method is to notice if a liar’s story is too perfect, almost like it was practiced and rehearsed.


4. Their Breathing Changes.

 When someone is lying to you, they may begin to breathe heavily and when their breathing changes, their shoulders will rise and their voice may get shallow.

5.They Repeat Words Or Phrases.

This happens because they’re trying to convince you, and themselves, of something. For example, he or she may say: “I didn’t…I didn’t…” over and over again.

The repetition is also a way to buy themselves time as they attempt to gather their thoughts.


We hope you found this article useful, hopefully you will rarely need to use this advice, but at least now you’re prepared for the worst! 

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